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Plano City Council OKs food truck for Lathrop Park

Plano City Hall
Plano City Hall

A Plano family will operate the El Pollo La Joya food truck at Lathrop Park in Plano throughout the summer.

The park is located at the northwest corner of Hale and North streets.

The council approved the truck operators’ application, contingent on their turning in a required health department certificate to City Clerk Kathy Miller, Alderman Barbara Nadeau said.

Miller said they have permission to station the truck at any of the city’s parks.

Nadeau, a member of the city’s Parks Committee, said Julian Gonzalez-Acuna and his wife, Sandra Hernandez-Fragosa, asked for permission to have the truck at the park on a continuing basis.

Their son, Julio, who spoke for them at the meeting, said they plan to have the truck at the park from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day except Monday.

Julio, a freshman at Plano High School, said he and his parents will be operating the truck when at the park. The father said they will be serving tacos and chicken each day.

“Everyone is thrilled that they are going to be in the park,” Nadeau said.

Personnel changes

In other business, council members approved promoting a city employee to a full-time position and changing a full-time position to part-time.

Tom Carpus, building, planning and zoning director, asked the council to approve naming Jeff Sobotka as full-time property maintenance and building inspector, effective on July 30. Carpus said Sobotka will be paid $30.50 per hour with an additional 50 cents per hour for each additional International Code Council Certification he earns.

Carpus also asked that the council approve hiring Randy Erickson to make plumbing inspections for a fee of $35 for each inspection. He said Erickson is retiring from his position as full-time city plumbing, electrical and building inspector.

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